Watch CBSN Live

Paris Hilton's Sentence Slashed To 23 Days

Paris Hilton will serve just over half of her 45-day jail sentence and will be separated from the general inmate population, authorities decided Wednesday after reviewing her case.

Hilton shouldn't expect to get out of jail early like actress Michelle Rodriguez did last year, serving only a few hours of her 60-day sentence on similar charges.

The hotel heiress will spend about 23 days in a "special needs housing unit" at the Century Regional Detention Center in suburban Lynwood, Los Angeles County sheriff's spokesman Steve Whitmore said.

The sentence was shortened after jail officials gave Hilton credit for good behavior, citing her recent court appearance among other factors, Whitmore said.

Hilton will stay in a unit that contains 12 two-person cells reserved for police officers, public officials, celebrities and other high-profile inmates, he said.

"She may or may not have a cellmate," Whitmore said.

Interactive: Dress Paris For Jail

Like everyone else in the 2,200-inmate facility, Hilton will get at least an hour outside her cell each day to shower, watch television, participate in outdoor recreation or talk on the telephone, he said.

The 26-year-old socialite was sentenced to jail earlier this month for violating the terms of her probation in an alcohol-related reckless driving case. A judge ordered her to report to jail by June 5.

Hilton initially called the sentence unfair, and lawyers representing her in the probation hearing said they will appeal the sentence.

Photos: Paris And The Police
It was unclear whether she intends to move forward with the appeal. Last week, Hilton said in a statement released by her new attorney that she was "ready to face the consequences of violating probation."

A call to her lawyer, DUI specialist Richard Hutton, was not immediately returned. Her publicist, Elliot Mintz, declined comment

View CBS News In
CBS News App Open
Chrome Safari Continue
Be the first to know
Get browser notifications for breaking news, live events, and exclusive reporting.